I am having a really hard time planning for the week today. My Language Arts block has been a little schizophrenic this year and I am having trouble getting to everything in my plan book (go figure...). I must admit that teaching Language Arts is not my strong suit. I am a math girl. And I have definitely been struggling all year just to get through my Language Arts block. I have wonderful ideas, but I tend to get sidetracked. You see... I am not used to planning with a TE, let alone six of them. In my experience student teaching, I did not even see a TE. My mentors used the state standards and Common Core Standards as their guides. Their combined experiences, professional books, textbooks, and the internet were my guides. Not to mention, these books are brand new to my school and 2 of the 3 third grade teachers are brand new to the profession. So here I sit, reading through all of the ideas and activities in my TE and trying to piece it all together.
For those of you that use Daily Five and CAFE strategies, how do you blend those with your basal readers? Aaaannndd... how do you incorporate all of the amazingness found on TPT? I could really use some help!
UPDATE: My husband had a brilliant idea and suggested that I take a walk or a nap. I did both and woke up with a new attitude. I love that man...